Editor for over 25 years, for 35 books in the R.E. appraisal area & CEO of my own small biz. Got my MFA in creative writing at age 67. :D
Not a great book but well crafted characters and likable hero and heroine made it fun to listen to if you're in the mood for very light reading that's strictly entertainment.
I loved the plot of this one. a strong, super smart girl that learns to protect herself & do the right thing. And, dogs are involved. Always love that too.
A young girl that has spent the better part of her life trying to please her cold controlling mother, finally breaks out on her own one night in an effort to make a friend. Things go wildly out of control and she sees her new best friend being killed by a Russian mobster. This one rebellious night changes her life forever. The young girl goes against her mother’s wishes once more and agrees to become a witness for the prosecution. This story takes you from hair raising action to twelve years later where the girl has made a new life for herself and is living in complete seclusion. The love of a man draws her into the real world and her life is once again turned inside out.
This book is tremendous. I've said this twice, so take my rating seriously. It is not quite poetic, but every page is worth reading. It is paced well, has all the essential human interactions, has a likable main character who has lots of unlikable characteristics. Yet her whole is hard to let go of. I keep relistening to it to keep her going. This took me through the New Years and I'm happy for that. It is better than the Death series, even though there were many Death Series moments I love, this is superior. I guess I'll have to put Nora Roberts aside for now, but I'm so happy I read this one first.
very interesting story. some sense of how a momentary lapse in judgement can lead to extremely long term results.
Nora Roberts is one of my favorite mystery writers. This story was so well written, so engrossing that I had a hard time letting days go by when I wasn't able to continue listening. I would have given 5 stars except for one problem. Call me old fashioned but I have a real aversion to language so frequently laced with, what I see as, both foul and unnecessary. There are better ways of communicating than a continuous stream of four letter words.
I wish it was possible to require that books have ratings much like rating a movie for the benefit of the viewer. More and more often I find that a book that promise to be a good read, ends up being so full of overly descriptive sex and the use of swear words to express emotion
I - and other readers - have to skip through so much of the narrative
In order to continue the story.
Hoping to be heard